Amana Oven Light [Problems & Proven Solutions]

If your Amana oven light won’t turn on and you have no idea why, this article is for you. We will look at Amana oven light problems and how to fix them.

Amana Oven Light Won’t Turn On — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Amana oven light won’t turn on and what to do about them.

1. Light Bulb

If your Amana oven light won’t turn on, the bulb is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Amana oven light bulb…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven. Do this by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Unscrew the light bulb cover from the oven’s upper back wall by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket.

Step 6: Get a new light bulb.

Step 7: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 8: Return the light bulb cover as well.

Step 9: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 10: Shut the oven door.

Step 11: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker on or plugging the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 12: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Amana oven light bulb.

2. Light Socket

If your Amana oven light still won’t turn on after replacing the light bulb,  you should check the light socket next. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace your Amana oven light socket…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker off or unplugging the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall to access the rear. If your oven is installed to a cabinet, uninstall it by taking out the Philips head screws on the sides.

Step 3: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear access panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the access panel off and set it aside.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 7: Get a multimeter.

Step 8: Using the multimeter, test the light socket for continuity;. If the light socket does not have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 9: Open the door of the oven.

Step 10: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 11: Unscrew the light bulb cover.

Step 12: Also unscrew the light bulb from the socket.

Step 13: Using a flat head screwdriver, bend back the tabs which hold the light socket to the oven.

Step 14: While bending back the tabs, have someone stay at the oven’s rear and push the light socket out.

Step 15: Remove the light socket and get a new one.

Step 16: Position the new light socket in the oven and push it into place.

Step 17: Screw the light bulb into the new light socket.

Step 18: Return the light bulb cover as well.

Step 19: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 20: Shut the door and go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 21: Connect the wires to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 22: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 23: Hold the access panel in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 24: If you uninstalled your oven from the cabinet, reinstall it.

Step 25: Reconnect the power to the oven by plugging the power cord back in or switching the circuit breaker on.

Step 26: Push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace an Amana oven light socket.

3. Touchpad

If the light bulb and socket aren’t faulty but your Amana oven light won’t turn on, you should replace the touchpad. The light button on the touchpad controls the oven’s light. So, if the touchpad fails, the oven light won’t turn on when you press the button. Read this article: Amana Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the touchpad of your Amana oven.

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4. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Amana oven light won’t turn on. The control board sends voltage to the light socket. If the control board fails, the light socket won’t receive the voltage needed to operate. Before replacing this component, make sure to test all the components above. If none of them is faulty, read the “Amana Oven Control” article in the section directly above this one to replace the control board.

Amana Oven Light Cover Stuck — What To Do

An oven light cover usually gets stuck because of all the grease from food or when the bulb burns out. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to remove a stuck Amana oven light bulb cover…

Step 1: Turn the oven off.

Step 2: Disconnect the power to the oven.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 5: Get an oil filter wrench.

Step 6: Wrap the wrench around the light bulb cover.

Step 7: While applying pressure to the light cover, turn it counterclockwise using the oil filter wrench.

Step 8: Unscrew the light bulb cover.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a stuck Amana oven light bulb cover.

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Amana Oven Light Won’t Turn Off — How To Fix

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Amana oven light won’t turn off and what to to do about them.

1. Open Door

If the oven door is open, it won’t come in contact with the door light switch to turn off the light. Make sure that the oven door is closed properly. If the door is closed properly but your Amana oven light still won’t turn off, keep reading. However, if the door won’t close properly, the door hinges or door seal is faulty. Read this article: Amana Oven Door [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the door seal or door hinges of your Amana oven.

2. Door Light Switch

If your Amana oven light won’t turn off even though the door is closed properly, you should check the door light switch next. If the switch fails, it won’t turn off the oven light even after coming in contact with the door. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Amana oven light switch…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 4: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the upper and lower back panels of the oven in place.

Step 5: Lift the panels off and set them aside.

Step 6: Open the oven door and lift the stove top.

Step 7: Next, take out the screws which hold the metal panel at the top of the oven.

Step 8: Lift the metal panel.

Step 9: The door light switch should be on the right. Bend the rod to release it from the front of the oven’s frame.

Step 10: Go to the oven’s rear and disconnect the wire plug from the door light switch.

Step 11: Squeeze the tabs on the light switch together and push it out of the oven.

Step 12: Get a new light switch.

Step 13: Unhook the rod from the old light switch.

Step 14: Hook the rod to the new light switch.

Step 15: Position the light switch in the oven’s rear and push it into place.

Step 16: Insert the rod into the hole in the oven’s front frame.

Step 17: Go back to the oven’s rear and reconnect the wire plug to the light switch.

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Step 18: Reposition the oven’s upper and lower rear panels.

Step 19: Hold the panels in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 20: Return the metal panel at the top of the oven.

Step 21: Hold the metal panel in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 22: Lower the stove top and push it into place.

Step 23: Shut the oven door.

Step 24: Plug the oven’s power cord back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Step 25: Push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Amana oven light switch.

3. Touchpad

If the light switch and door aren’t faulty but your Amana oven light won’t turn off, the next component to check is the touchpad. The oven light button on the control panel controls the light in the oven. If the touchpad fails, the oven light won’t turn on or off when you press the button. Read the “Amana Oven Control” article in the “Amana Oven Light Won’t Turn On” section above.

4. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Amana oven light won’t turn off. If you have checked the components above but none of them is faulty, you should replace the control board. The control board sends voltage to the light. If the control board shorts out, it will keep sending voltage to the light. Read the “Amana Oven Control” article in the “Amana Oven Light Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the control board.

Amana Oven Locked Light Flashing — How To Fix

If your Amana oven lock light keeps flashing, follow these steps…

Step 1: Reset the oven. Do this by unplugging the power cord or switching the circuit breaker off for 10 minutes.

Step 2: Turn the oven on.

Step 3: Hold down the “Cancel” and “Cook & Hold” buttons for 3 seconds.

If that doesn’t work, the lock motor assembly is faulty and should be replaced. Read this article: Amana Oven Self Clean [How To, Issues & Solutions] to replace the lock motor assembly in your Amana oven.

Amana Gas Oven Won’t Light — How To Fix

If your Amana gas oven won’t light, the igniter is probably faulty. Read this article: Amana Oven Igniter [Problems & Proven Solutions] to replace the igniter in your Amana oven. If your Amana oven still won’t light after replacing the igniter, you should test the safety valve. The safety valve sends gas to the igniter. So, if it fails, your stove won’t light. Also read the article in the link to replace the safety valve. If that doesn’t fix the problem too, read the “Amana Oven Control” article in the “Amana Oven Light Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the control board.

Amana Microwave Oven Light Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Amana microwave oven light won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Light Bulb

A faulty light bulb is the most likely reason why your Amana microwave oven light won’t turn on. Below, we show you how to replace the light bulb in your Amana oven…

Step 1: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the microwave’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the microwave door.

Step 3: Remove the glass tray and support.

Step 4: Shut the door and set the microwave on its rear to access the bottom. If your oven is installed to a cabinet, skip the steps from 2 to 4.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screw which holds the light bulb cover underneath the microwave.

Step 6: Remove the light bulb cover.

Step 7: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 8: Get a new light bulb.

Step 9: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 10: Reposition the light bulb cover.

Step 11: Hold the cover in place with the screw.

Step 12: Turn the microwave back to its usual position.

Step 13: Open the microwave door.

Step 14: Place the glass tray and support back in the microwave.

Step 15: Shut the microwave door.

Step 16: Plug the microwave’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the light bulb in an Amana microwave oven.

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2. Light Socket

If the light still won’t turn on after replacing the bulb, you should test and maybe replace the light socket. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the light socket in your Amana microwave oven…

Step 1: Unplug the microwave’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 2: Open the door of the microwave.

Step 3: Remove the glass tray and support.

Step 4: Shut the door and set the microwave on its rear panel. If your oven is installed to a cabinet, skip the steps from 2 up to this step.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the microwave’s bottom panel in place.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires connected to the turntable motor making sure to note where each one goes.

Step 7: Disconnect the wire plug on the right as well.

Step 8: Set the microwave’s bottom panel aside on a cloth lined surface.

Step 9: Unscrew the light bulb from the bottom panel.

Step 10: Take out the Philips head screw which holds the light socket to the microwave’s bottom panel.

Step 11: Disconnect the wires from the light socket and get a new one.

Step 12: Connect the wires to the new light socket and position it on the bottom panel.

Step 13: Hold the socket in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 14: Screw the light bulb back into the socket.

Step 15: Position the bottom panel on the microwave.

Step 16: Connect the wire plug to the right side of the microwave.

Step 17: Reconnect the wires to the turntable motor making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 18: Secure the bottom panel to the microwave using the Philips head screws.

Step 19: Turn the microwave back to its upright position.

Step 20: Open the microwave door.

Step 21: Return the glass tray and support.

Step 22: Shut the door and plug the microwave’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the light socket in an Amana microwave oven.

3. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Amana oven light won’t turn on. If the light bulb and socket aren’t faulty, the control board should be replaced. Follow the steps listed below to replace the control board in your Amana microwave oven…

Step 1: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the microwave’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the four screws at the top of the microwave which hold the front vent in place.

Step 3: Open the microwave door.

Step 4: Pull the microwave’s front vent off and set it aside.

Step 5: Take out the Philips head screw directly above the control panel assembly which holds it in place.

Step 6: Lift the panel up to detach then lower it.

Step 7: Take a picture of the control board to note where each wire goes on it.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires connected to the control board.

Step 9: Set the control panel assembly on a cloth lined surface.

Step 10: Pull up the holder of the ribbon cable.

Step 11: Lift the ribbon cable out of the holder.

Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the control board to the control panel.

Step 13: Lift the board off and get a new one.

Step 14: Position the new board on the control panel assembly.

Step 15: Hold the board in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 16: Insert the ribbon cable into the holder then push the holder down.

Step 17: Take the control panel assembly back to the microwave.

Step 18: Reconnect the wires to the control board making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 19: Reposition the control panel assembly on the microwave.

Step 20: Hold the control panel assembly in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 21: Return the oven’s front vent and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 22: Shut the door and plug the microwave’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the control board in an Amana oven.

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